Before the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, five states had "red flag" statutes called gun violence restraining orders. Recently, Florida became the six state to add the statute.

Researchers still struggle to get funding to study gun violence


Any potential money is barred by a congressional act known as the Dickey Amendment, which mandates that none of the funds available for injury prevention and control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) would be “used to advocate or promote gun control.”

Commentary: Counting Culture

Arts, Culture & Media

A journalist uses statistics to uncover authors’ ‘cinnamon words’

Swedish statistician Hans Rosling in 2015

Hans Rosling, who turned statistics into performance art, dies at 68

Some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion is revealed in this undated handout colorized transmission electron micrograph.

The current Ebola outbreak is huge, but at least it’s not spreading particularly quickly


U.S. Census releases digital versions of 1940 survey

Global Politics

The National Archives Monday published online the full records of the 1940 census. It’s the first United States census to be fully digitalized, and the record opens up a rare window to understanding mid-century America.

Wealth gap between whites and minorities increases

Wealth gap between whites and minorities in the United States balloons to its largest ratios in decades.

How the midterms could change foreign policy

Global Politics

No matter who wins in Tuesday’s elections, American foreign policy will likely change. Some say it already has.

Andean Nation Does The Numbers

Conflict & Justice

There’s no national emergency going on or violence breaking out in this South American nation, but everyone’s been ordered to stay at home.

The World

How Should We Judge our Economy?

Arts, Culture & Media

A small, but growing group thinkers say traditional economic measures don’t give an accurate picture of the true health of our economy. And their movement is gaining steam.